December 16, 2016
I had the pleasure to talk to local Austin company called Memorialize Me. Jaan Leemet, the founder, started MemorializeMe to help solve the problem of survivors identifying the various legal and social accounts held by the departed. By having a centralized document location, the family doesn't have to go through the painful experience of painstakingly searching through desks and drawers for statements (made even more difficult now that so many places do electronic notification.)
Additionally, MemorializeMe allows for users to record audio and video messages to be released on a timed schedule to family members and friends. This is a great service, especially for those who know they won't be around for a big event like a wedding or birthday.
Finally, for survivors, MemorializeMe has a series of tools to help create online multi-media memorials to those they loved and lost. These can be shared with others and can be a wonderful exercise to help the grieving process along.
Check it out!
October 10, 2019
May 17, 2019
Once a deceased loved one is cremated, there are many different options for what to do with the ashes. Some people choose to bury them in a cemetery, entomb them in a columbarium, keep them at home in an urn or even turn them into beautiful pieces of cremation jewelry or memorial art.
Others decide – whether at the request of the deceased or due to personal reasons – to scatter the cremated remains somewhere. Along with the choice to scatter, however, comes a whole new set of decisions to be made. In particular, where those remains should be disbursed?
May 09, 2019
When a loved one passes away, there are so many decisions to be made. Where will the funeral be held? What type of service should there be? What should be done with his or her remains? If you’re wondering what to do with a loved one’s ashes, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.